2009 Skoda Octavia RS Facelifted Released in Australia
But the first things you'll notice when looking at the front fascia are surely the LED daytime running lights which are now mounted above the front fog lights.
The car is offered in a choice of two engines, both of them with a 2.0-liter displacement but powered by either gasoline or diesel. The petrol TSI engine develops 197 horsepower and eats up 7.5l of fuel every 100 km (31.3 mpg). The diesel 2.0l TDI CR (168 horsepower) is more fuel efficient, using 5.7l/100 km (41 mpg). There are two transmissions available, namely a six-speed manual and a twin-clutch DSG gearbox.
Specifically, the gasoline unit pushes the sedan from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds while the station wagon reaches this speed in 7.5 seconds. The diesel counterparts helps the sedan do this in 8.4 seconds and the wagon in 8.5 seconds, according to themotorreport.com.au.
Standard safety features include six airbags, front whiplash optimised head restraints, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), advanced Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR), Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD).
Pricing for the sedan flavor starts at $37,990, the aforementioned source wrote, while the wagon is sold for $39,990. In case you'd like to benefit from the comfort offered by the DSG gearbox, you'll have to pay an extra $2,300.
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